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Rams Vs Bears Week 1 NFL Betting Odds & Trends | 9/12/2021

The Los Angeles Rams (0-0) take the field against the Chicago Bears (0-0) in Week 1. The Bears (+290 moneyline odds to win) take the field as visitors on September 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM ET on NBC against the Rams (-7.5). The over/under for the contest is set at 43.5 points.

Before making a bet on this game, read this article to find the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, weather, injuries, and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 6, 2021, 1:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rams Vs. Bears Betting Odds

Rams Vs. Bears Player Props

Rams Vs. Bears Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for Inglewood on September 12 (as of 1:19 AM on September 6).

Rams Vs. Bears Injury Report

Los Angeles Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
A’Shawn Robinson NT Knee Questionable
Darrell Henderson Jr. RB Thumb Questionable
Ben Skowronek WR Forearm Out
Van Jefferson WR Arm Questionable
Terrell Lewis OLB Knee Questionable
Robert Rochell DB Wrist Questionable
Leonard Floyd OLB Ankle Questionable
Darious Williams CB Ankle Questionable
Nick Scott FS Knee Questionable
Bobby Brown III DL Thumb Questionable
Chris Garrett OLB Covid-19 Out
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo OLB Shoulder Out
Tremayne Anchrum Jr. G Knee Out
Coleman Shelton C Covid-19 Out
Jamil Demby G Undisclosed Out
Cam Akers RB Achilles Out

Chicago Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Bilal Nichols NT Toe Questionable
Alex Bars G Knee Questionable
Larry Borom OL Concussion Questionable
Robert Quinn OLB Ankle Questionable
Deon Bush FS Neck Questionable
Joel Iyiegbuniwe ILB Shoulder Questionable
Danny Trevathan ILB Knee Out
Teven Jenkins OT Back Out
Mario Edwards Jr. DE Suspension Out
Tarik Cohen RB Knee (acl) Out

Rams Offense Vs. Bears Defense (2020)

Rams Offense Stats (Rank) Bears Defense
23.3 (22) Points/Gm 23.1 (13)
0.34 (23) Points/Play 0.36 (12)
377.0 (11) Yards/Gm 344.9 (11)
261.4 (15) Pass Yards/Gm 246.2 (11)
126.1 (10) Rush Yards/Gm 113.4 (15)
5.5 (18) Yards/Play 5.4 (10)
7.1 (19) Yards/Pass 7.2 (15)
4.3 (14) Yards/Rush 4.1 (8)
43.4% (12) 3rd Down % 38.1% (8)
57.9% (19) Red Zone % 54.7% (5)
25 (25) Turnovers 18 (25)
25 (6) Sacks 35 (17)

Bears Offense Vs. Rams Defense (2020)

Bears Offense Stats (Rank) Rams Defense
23.3 (22) Points/Gm 18.5 (1)
0.36 (19) Points/Play 0.30 (1)
331.4 (26) Yards/Gm 281.9 (1)
245.3 (22) Pass Yards/Gm 212.6 (2)
102.9 (25) Rush Yards/Gm 91.3 (3)
5.1 (26) Yards/Play 4.6 (1)
6.4 (27) Yards/Pass 6.2 (1)
4.2 (19) Yards/Rush 3.8 (3)
34.6% (31) 3rd Down % 35.4% (3)
56.4% (22) Red Zone % 58.7% (12)
22 (20) Turnovers 22 (10)
36 (17) Sacks 53 (2)

When The Rams Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Bears allowed opponents to score on 54.7% of their red-zone appearances last season (fifth in league). The Rams’ offense had a 57.9% red-zone percentage (19th).
  • Chicago’s defense compiled 35 sacks last season (16th-fewest in the NFL). Los Angeles allowed 25 sacks to rank sixth in the league.
  • The Rams averaged 0.34 points per play last year (23rd in the NFL), while the Bears allowed 0.36 per play (12th in the league).
  • Los Angeles’ offense was 22nd in the NFL at 23.3 points per game last season. It will be up against Chicago’s defense which gave up 23.1 per game (13th in the league).

When The Bears Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Bears converted 34.6% of their third-down plays last year (31st in league). The Rams’ defense gave up third-down conversions at a 35.4% clip (third).
  • Los Angeles’ defense allowed 6.2 passing yards per attempt last year (first in the NFL). They will attempt to shut down Chicago’s passing attack, which had the No. 27 yards-per-pass average in the league (6.4 per attempt).
  • The Bears had the No. 26 offense in the NFL in terms of yards per play last season (5.1), and will face a challenge against the first-ranked defense in that category, owned by the Rams (4.6).
  • Chicago averaged 331.4 yards per game to rank 26th in the NFL a season ago. They take on a Los Angeles defense that ranked first, giving up 281.9 yards per game last year.

Rams Betting Trends And Insights

  • Los Angeles covered nine times in 16 games with a spread last season.
  • The Rams were favored by 7.5 points or more three times last season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
  • A total of four of Los Angeles’ games last season went over the point total.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents went over 43.5 combined points in seven of 18 games last season.
  • The Rams were the moneyline favorite 12 total times last season. They went 8-4 in those games.

Bears Betting Trends And Insights

  • Chicago covered eight times in 16 matchups with a spread last year.
  • The Bears did not cover the spread last year (0-2 ATS) when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • Chicago and its opponents combined to hit the over eight out of 16 times last year.
  • Chicago played eight games last season that had more than 43.5 combined points scored.
  • The Bears were underdogs in 13 games last season and won six (46.2%) of those contests.

Rams Players To Watch

  • Last year, Matthew Stafford collected 4,084 passing yards (255.3 yards per game) while going 339-for-528 (64.2% completion percentage) and throwing 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
  • Darrell Henderson rushed for 624 yards on 138 carries (41.6 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns a season ago.
  • Sony Michel totaled 449 rushing yards on 79 carries (37.4 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground, last year.
  • Last season, Cooper Kupp grabbed 92 passes (on 124 targets) for 974 yards (60.9 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Robert Woods also contributed with 936 yards on 90 catches and six touchdowns. He was targeted 129 times and put up 58.5 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Tyler Higbee caught 44 passes on 60 targets for 521 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 32.6 yards per game last season.
  • Last season, Aaron Donald registered 13.5 sacks, 19.5 TFL and 63 tackles.
  • In last year’s campaign, Troy Reeder totaled 109 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 3.0 sacks.
  • Darious Williams intercepted four passes while adding 51 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended a season ago.

Bears Players To Watch

  • Andy Dalton racked up 2,170 passing yards (135.6 yards per game) with a 64.9% completion percentage last year (216-of-333), while throwing 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
  • A season ago, David Montgomery racked up 1,070 rushing yards (66.9 yards per game) and scored eight touchdowns. He added 54 catches for 438 yards (27.4 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Last season Allen Robinson II was targeted 151 times and notched 102 catches for 1,250 yards (78.1 ypg) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Darnell Mooney tacked on 61 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns last year. He was targeted 98 times and averaged 39.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Damiere Byrd totaled 604 yards on 47 catches with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 37.8 yards per game (on 77 targets).
  • Last season Khalil Mack collected 9.0 sacks, 15.0 TFL, 71 tackles, and one interception.
  • Roquan Smith’s 2020 campaign saw him total 180 tackles, 18.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, and two interceptions.

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